2016 ZR 6000 Bent Bulkhead - HCS Snowmobile Forums


ProCross (2012 - ) F+ XF 800/1100/ This is a brand-specific forum. Posts on this forum are assumed to be questions aimed at similar model owners, and are not looking for comments of a sarcastic or "bashing" nature. Please be aware that if you violate this policy you are in danger of losing your posting privileges on this website.The calling out or posting of another members personal information IE phone number or address is prohibited.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2017, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
Advanced Member
 
buzzkill125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 96
Current Sled(s): 2016 Rush 800 Pro-X, 2016 Rush 600 Pro-S
Location: NY
Favorite Riding Area: Old Forge, Pittsburg, Tug Hill
15-16 Mileage: 1100
Age: 29
Riding Since: 1990
Default 2016 ZR 6000 Bent Bulkhead

Trying to help my uncle out in a sticky situation. Long story short my cousin hit a tree on my uncles brand new ZR 6000 LXR with 10 miles on the sled. He just received a call from the dealer with an estimate of $2600 to repair the sled.

The dealer said the bulkhead is bent and needs to be replaced along with the handle bars, a-arms, tie-rod etc.

My question is how difficult is it to replace the bulkhead? What specifically would be involved in replacing the bulkhead? How difficult to do on our own?

Thanks!
buzzkill125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-11-2017, 12:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 138
Current Sled(s): ZR6000RR 137
Location: Lake George,NY
16-17 Mileage: 1000
Default

wow thats a bad deal...

i would let the dealer handle it given its a new machine. these sled are not easy to work on.
SkiDaddler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
Advanced Member
 
buzzkill125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 96
Current Sled(s): 2016 Rush 800 Pro-X, 2016 Rush 600 Pro-S
Location: NY
Favorite Riding Area: Old Forge, Pittsburg, Tug Hill
15-16 Mileage: 1100
Age: 29
Riding Since: 1990
Default

Ya I've done bulkheads on older sleds before but I'm a little hesitant to start tearing into this thing trying to help him when in reality I'm just making things worse

Just trying to get a understanding of how much needs to come apart to replace the bulkhead. The rest of the stuff I'm sure is pretty easy and straight forward.

Luckily my cousin just got off with a bruised ego and didn't get hurt.
buzzkill125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
Advanced Member
 
3wheelerdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 82
Current Sled(s): 2016 Bearcat 3000 - 89 Ovation
Previous Sled(s): - 97 Vmax, 07 Phazer
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 34
Riding Since: 1997
Default

Would the dealer honor the warranty if you replace the bulkhead yourself?
3wheelerdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 02:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
Advanced Member
 
Thinking22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 46
Location: ON - Ontario
Default

I would defiantly let the dealer do it and ask if they offer any extended warranty on the machine after they touch it. Then decide if you want to go through insurance or not. I have herd that people are being charged 1400 to replace just the chain case so 2600 for the whole sled to come apart almost doesn't actually seem that bad.
Thinking22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
sled208's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 6,700
Current Sled(s): 2017 ZR 800 RR 137" ES LOL OR 2016 m8 ltd
Previous Sled(s): 13m8 13&12 XF HC, 4 X-fires, F7, 4 poos
Location: NW IOWA
Favorite Riding Area: On top of snow
Riding Since: 1988
Default

I actually think that these sleds aren't too terribly bad to work on. I've replaced a tunnel and coolers on 2 different sleds. I'm not sure which part the dealer is calling the "bulkhead" but these sleds do not have a traditional main welded frame to them like older sleds. It's a conglomeration of lots of smaller components. The worst part to replace IMO would be item #1 or #21 the front panel assembly that has the airbox inside of it and everything attaches to it. #21 is what the motor sits on top of.

Click image for larger version

Name:	front frame.gif
Views:	87
Size:	32.0 KB
ID:	1781666
sled208 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 04:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 138
Current Sled(s): ZR6000RR 137
Location: Lake George,NY
16-17 Mileage: 1000
Default

ya, the fiche makes it look like a piece of cake.

then you look at all the other stuff that comes off first...
SkiDaddler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 04:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
rooster800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 267
Current Sled(s): 2015 800 rr 13 pro r 600 07 F8
Previous Sled(s): 12 xf 800 96 ultra 92 indy trail
Location: southern minnesota
Favorite Riding Area: northern minnesota
16-17 Mileage: 650
15-16 Mileage: 800
14-15 Mileage: 750
13-14 Mileage: 950
Age: 42
Riding Since: 1983
Default

It's usually always harder than it looks unless you've done it before. when I installed a set of v-force reeds in my 800, I had no idea i would have to take 1/2 the front of the sled apart to do it..
rooster800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 05:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
kevin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,635
Current Sled(s): 2016 High Country 6000
Previous Sled(s): 2012 XF 11 50th
Location: Central U.P.
Favorite Riding Area: U.P. Forest Roads
15-16 Mileage: 1487
14-15 Mileage: 1719.7
13-14 Mileage: 2204.1
Riding Since: 1979
Default

For sled warranty purposes, the dealer should do this.
kevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 05:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
Super Advanced Member
 
nascarmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,574
Location: Southeast Michigan
Riding Since: 1968
Default

This is a 4 stroke, but it is what you would be looking at. Excluding chaincase disassembly.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Heat Exchanger 1.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	309.5 KB
ID:	1781698  

Last edited by nascarmike; 01-11-2017 at 05:56 PM.
nascarmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:38 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.